I believe in student centred learning and deeply value the importance of positive relationships. Every lesson is personalised to meet the needs, interests and learning preferences of the student. Lessons and designed to be fun, interactive and engaging. Students are continuously assessed to ensure that they are making progress and that lessons are planned to suit their level.
I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with 15 years teaching and tutoring experience. I have extensive knowledge of all areas of the primary school curriculum and specialise in English, Maths and exams preparation at the Primary level. I am also fluent in Spanish and am able to tutor at all levels.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Master of Arts in Teaching, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon June 2010
Oregon Initial I Teaching License, Multiple Subjects Endorsement, Early Childhood/Elementary Authorisation Levels
Bachelor of Arts, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts May, 2002
Major: Spanish, Minor: Psychology, GPA: 3.78, Cum Laude, Dean’s list, First Group Scholar
UK Qualified Teaching Status obtained in November 2017 as an overseas trained teacher
Teaching Personnel, Bristol, UK
Supply Teacher and Tutor January 2019 to Present
Teach daily lessons and mark student work according to instructions left by the regular class teacher.
Support students in achieving daily learning objectives and completing class work
Tutor primary students in all primary subjects, particularly English and Maths
Relocation to the UK and Maternity Leave June 2017- Jan 2019
American International School of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China
Year 1 Teacher July 2015- June 2017
Taught lessons to a diverse, multilingual class of 5 to 6-year-old students based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
Collaborated with theYear 1 team to plan common learning experiences and assessments and evaluated their effectiveness by examining student learning data.
Integrated iPads in developmentally appropriate ways that enhanced instruction and enabled students to share their learning with authentic audiences.
Served on the school maths committee, which reviewed the school’s mathematical teaching practices, wrote a new mathematics philosophy statement and led the implementation of an inquiry-based, workshop approach to teaching math.
Coordinated the school’s community service program, which involved collaborating with teachers, students, parents and community groups to complete a variety of community service projects and initiatives.
Reception Teacher July 2012- June 2015
Taught lessons to a diverse, multilingual class of 4 to 5-year-old students based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
Collaborated with the Reception team to plan four yearly units of inquiry and design assessments, learning activities and methods for documenting student learning and sharing learning with parents.
Collaborated with the Reception team to develop student-created digital portfolios using iPads.
Global Paradigm School, Cairo, Egypt
Year 1 Teacher August 2010- June 2012
Taught lessons to a multilingual Year 1 class at an international school in its first two years of operation.
Collaborated with the early childhood team to develop the English, math, science, history, and art curricula.
Designed and implemented assessment tools for all content areas.
West Tualatin View Elementary, Beaverton School District, Oregon, USA
Year 1 Student Teacher September 2009- June 2010
Developed, taught, and assessed integrated mathematics, literacy, science, and social studies units.
Collaborated with mentor teacher to extend literacy, mathematics, social studies and science units to fit the full-day Year 1 schedule.
Cooperated with the Year 1 team and attended regular planning meetings.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Academic Coordinator/English Tutor, Bicultural Language Services, Barcelona, Spain 2006-2009
Organised class schedules, selected textbooks and placed students by level for a private language school with 30 teachers and 300 students. Hired new teachers, observed and evaluated teachers twice a year, and planned and led professional development workshops for teachers. Planned and taught six one-hour English lessons a week to children and adults and assessed student progress.
Teacher, English as a Second Language, Liberty School, Barcelona, Spain 2005-2006
Developed and taught 60 to 90 minutes English lessons to children, teenagers and adults ranging in level from beginner to advanced. Assessed student progress, completed report cards three times a year and communicated regularly with parents in Spanish around student achievement and behaviour.
Teacher, English as a Second Language, Institute of English Studies, Barcelona, Spain 2003-2005
Developed and taught 60 to 90 minutes English lessons to students, aged 7 to 19, ranging in level from beginner to advanced. Assessed student progress, completed report cards three times a year and communicated regularly with parents in Spanish around student achievement and behaviour.
After-School Group Leader, People’s Institute, Northampton, Massachusetts 2002-2003
Planned and led literacy, art, movement, and theatre activities for a diverse group of twenty first and second graders, including children with ADHD, learning disabilities, and emotional disturbance.
Tutor, English as an Additional Language, 2nd- 6th grade, Colegio Senara, Madrid, Spain 2000-2001
Planned and taught English as a Second Language classes to native Spanish speakers. Provided extra support to small groups of children performing below grade-level expectations.
Reading Tutor, People’s Institute, Northampton, Massachusetts 1999-2000
Provided after-school literacy support to a diverse group of first and second graders, including several English language learners and students with learning disabilities.
Reading Tutor, Jackson Street Elementary, Northampton, Massachusetts 1998-1999
Provided after-school literacy support to an ethnically diverse group of first graders that had been identified as reading below grade level.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Numeracy in the Primary Classroom, Tradewinds Recruitment, Bristol, July 2019
Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tradewinds Recruitment, Bristol, June 2019
The Central Role of Marking, Tradewinds Recruitment, Bristol, May 2019
Creating Behaviours for Learning, Tradewinds Recruitment, Bristol, May 2019
Effective Assessment in the Classroom, Tradewinds Recruitment, Bristol, April 2019
Literacy in the Primary Classroom, Tradewinds Recruitment, Bristol, March 2019
Child Protection in Education, Tradewinds Recruitment, Bristol, February 2019
HKIS Literacy Institute Workshop, Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong, February 2014
PYP Assessment in the Early Years Category 2 Workshop, Wu Kai Sha International Kindergarten, Hong Kong, November 2013
Children’s Books: Wordless Wonders, Portland State University Continuing Education Course, Spring 2013
Children’s Books: Connecting Literature to Social Themes, Portland State University Continuing Education Course, Fall 2012
PYP Making it Happen Category 1 Workshop, Yew Chung International School, Shanghai, China, October 2012
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